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Green Listing 2024 - Joint Thread (1 Viewer)

At the end of a two hour walk, a distant bird of prey circled up and heading north:-

103. Marsh Harrier 6th May

This is also 125 for the UK.

All the best

Paul

I have done a decent walk on patch on 16 occasions since my last On Foot yeartick on 6th May.........

104. Mandarin Duck 31st May

An astonishingly quiet period. Frighteningly so.

All the best

Paul
 

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Two in two days...

105. Red Kite 1st June

Two seen on my afternoon walk (terrible pic) after one over the cafe this morning (better pic) but I drove there.... :)

All the best

Paul
 

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I am still failing to find Grasshopper Warbler, but I'm already on three sightings for Spoonbill on my local patch. I could do with a genuine surprise by now though!
 
This year has been a bit of a disaster for birding on foot - a general election right after the regular local elections left me with few enough opportunities to get out that I couldn't resist the urge to drive to places. But today I finally managed the relatively short detour needed to see species number 37, or 38 if you count escapees: Common Swift in the one place in Swindon they can still be seen reliably.
 
A not too quiet morning on the local patch got a lot more exciting when two incoming egrets had yellow feet and black legs.
Unfortunately the local Great White Egret did not appreciate them landing!
Little Egre was new for the patch list.
 
Been neglecting the thread since May, so have updated today, a few new ones for Europe - with an Alpine flavour (apart from the Red-footed Falcons which passed through in May!):
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Red-footed Falcon
Bonelli's Warbler
Griffon Vulture
Pygmy Owl
Alpine Swift
Black Vulture
 
Been neglecting the thread since May, so have updated today, a few new ones for Europe - with an Alpine flavour (apart from the Red-footed Falcons which passed through in May!):
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Red-footed Falcon
Bonelli's Warbler
Griffon Vulture
Pygmy Owl
Alpine Swift
Black Vulture
I must have missed a flock of 45 (!) Griffon Vultures by not too many miles in June...

Red-footed Falcon is one of those birds that I should have found locally by now, but it is a nemesis like Hoopoe or Ortolan Bunting.
 

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